Transportation Basics

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So you want to get into transporting? Awesome! There are a few basics you're going to want to become familiar with if you're just beginning as a transporter on our site. First, we recommend that you review our User Agreement. Here you will find useful information ranging from our general rules and policies to how you can book shipments and get paid.

Another thing you will probably notice within our User Agreement is that it stipulates you will only bid on items for which you have the proper authority, licensing and permits. This is very important! To learn more about operating authority and insurance, please refer to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This will be your best guide and reference to utilize when looking to further understand the industry.

  

Once you’ve figured out what to haul, what you’ll drive and what permits you need, it’s time to get out there! Be sure to create a uShip account if you haven't yet so that you can find shipments and manage your business. Then download the uShip Mobile App (available for Android and iOS) so that you can handle your shipments anytime, anywhere.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to continue perusing our Help Center or contact our Member Support team by clicking here.

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